KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza has instituted a formal investigation into the alleged failure of non-profit organisations (NPOs) to deliver social relief of distress (SRD) to communities around the province.
16 Sep 2020
Govchat has partnered with SASSA to assist with frequently asked questions relating to inquiries on SRD grants. The service is available on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger...
20 Jul 2020
On 18 June 2020, the Gauteng High Court gave judgment declaring that eligible special permit holders, and asylum seekers with visas valid on 15 March 2020 can access the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant...
Dibuseng Motlokoa and Laura Macfarlane 24 Jun 2020
News stories across traditional, online and social media point to the need for clear communication that covers where the nation is and how the novel coronavirus is dealt with across all spheres of society...
14 May 2020
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced a significant package of social and economic measures to address the fallout from the country's COVID-19 lockdown...
Christopher Webb and Natasha Vally 11 May 2020
Sofia Neves, managing director at Salesian Life Choices, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...
Sindy Peters 7 May 2020
PRETORIA: Government has come to the aid of 4,021 families living in De Doorns in the Western Cape, whose breadwinners...
4 Aug 2015
PRETORIA: The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, will this weekend visit Marikana in the North West to assess the needs of those families affected by the strike in the platinum belt.
27 Jun 2014
Government and its social partners are considering various interventions which can help minimise the impact of the global economic crisis on the country.
Bathandwa Mbola 9 Feb 2009
While food prices have been stable or have fallen in relation to our incomes for much of the past thirty years, the past two years have indicated clearly that the era of cheap food is over. Rising food prices place a severe burden on the poor and government must intervene to support the needy in facing higher food prices. However, higher food prices also provide an opportunity to profit from producing more food for our people.
3 Jul 2008